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    A2O-Lancaster Fanning, Saturday, January 28, 1995
New Directors Named At Bradford Holstein Meeting
(Continued from Page Al)
bia Cross Roads, Secretary Paul
Sheeley of Troy, Treasurer Bonnie
Miller of Towanda, and directors
Ray Norconk, New Albany;
Duane Wilcox, Canton; and Dick
Packard, Troy.
Although the new year has bare
ly begun,-the Holstein Club has
already planned a full slate of
activities beginning with the
Junior Pennsylvania Holstein
Convention in West Middlesex,
Feb. 10-12, and the Senior Con
vention, Feb. 23-25.
Ken Raney, director of member
services, encouraged all members
to take time to attend part or all of
the conventions.
On March 4, the Bradford
County Club has made plans to
tour the Springfield area of the
county. The three stops on the tour
will include the farms of John and
Jeff Jenkins, Charles and Bill
Houseknecht, and Danny
Two weeks later, club members
will travel to Centre County where
they’ll have tours of four promi
nent farms; Dan and Penny
Ulmer’s, of Belefonte, Paul and
Mary Hartle’s, also of Belefonte;
Jake and Sally Tannis’ of Centre
Hall; and Jay Hauser and Son’s of
Spring Mills.
In an effort to gel people excited
about taking the tour. President
Jackson noted that it’s sometimes
hard to gel away, but what you
leant by visiting others can help
your whole operation.
Other activities to mark on the
calendar, according to Raney are
the 1995 spnng show which will
be held on March 24, followed by
the spring sale on April 1.
Moving from spring into sum
mer, Holstein breeders from across
the state will have the opportunity
to host the 1995 National Holstein
Convention. Raney outlined activ
ities of the late June convention
including the sale, the opportunity
to place an ad in the souvenir book
let and to purchase tickets for the
calf raffle that will benefit the
lumor convention.
Yet another opportunity for the
Northeast will materialize as youth
from across the' state attend the
junior judging school to be held in
the Bradford County area in July.
As the focus of the meeting
shifted from planned activities
national business, National Hols
tein Director Ron Wood was on
hand to field questions and explain
new programs. Included in his pre
sentation was the new ear tag iden
tification option and the new selec
uons in the classification program.
He also commented on the con
tinued downsizing at the national
li 1. Ci illy the 1,
Three new directors of the Bradford County Holstein
Club are, from left, Jeff Jenkins, of Columbia Cross Roads,'
Al Calkins, of Troy and. Tom Wright, of Canton.
frame computer which once held
all the information for the associa
uon is being replaced with person
al computers. The switch should
be completed by the end of 1995.
Most important to Wood, how
ever, were the comments from the
“I can stand up here and talk all
day,” he said, “but I want to hear
from you.”
The main comment from the
group focused on the perceived
inability to attract field staff to the
area, to which Wood suggested
they not only contact the field rep
resentative, but also call the
national office.
Before giving up the floor,
Wood encouraged all Holstein
members to attend the upcoming
winter forum meetings to be
informed of all the changes in the
industry and to have their voice
Also on the agenda was recogni
tion for awards garnered through
out the 1994 season. Receiving All
Pennsylvania Awards were Lynn
and Bonnie Miller, of Towanda,
Danielle Sparling, of Troy and
David Packard, of Troy.
Acknowledgment was also
given to the ten junior members
who entered 37 records in the milk,
fat and protein production contest.
On the lighter side, Area Exten
sion Forester Bob Hansen enter
tained the group with tales of his
trip to Norway and Denmark.
“It’s been a long time since I
milked cows,” remarked Hansen,
“but when 1 got to Norway I
thought 1 saw the smartest cows in
the world.”
As Hansen flashed a picture of a
farmer being followed by a small
group of cows, he reminisced
about the days when he chased
cows from behind to get them to
the milking shed, often with little
luck. Upon closer inspection, how
ever, Hansen discovered the trick.
National Holstein Director
Ron Wood explained
changes in national policy
and opened the floor for
id *~mments.
Newly elected directors joined the group of retiring ai . col- tg /ectors jr a
quick picture. Seated, from left, Bonnie Miller, 1994 treasurer and Newly elected direc
tor Jeff Jenkins. Second row: Ray Norconk, Dean Jackson, 1994 president; Duane Wil
cox Paul Sheeley, 1994 secretary. Back Row: Retiring director Dave Walrath; retiring
director Bill Hennlp; retiring director Keith Thomson; Dick Packard; newly elected
director AI Calkins and newly elected director Tom Wright.
The fanner was carrying a salt agriculture is a prime activity. In
block on his back and the cows, Norway, Hansen explained, it was
anxious to get a small taste of the unusual for a farmer to make a
treat, were obediently following, living on 12 cows plus his forest
In both Norway and Denmark * Twenty-one percent of the
(Records completed by September 30, 1994)
Ten Juniors entered 37 records
Two-year-olds - 8 entries
Milk, Fat, and Protein
1- Rraund Valley Leadman Milly
2-1 1 305 d 31659 m 3 6
2- Snowcrest Cleitftis Bliss
2-10 285 d 23201 m 3.7
3- Snowcrest Blackstar Liza
1-11 305 d 22269 m 3 5
Milk Awards -
1) Allegen Oixiecrat Barbara
3-06 305 d 31502 m 3.2
2) Snowcrest Bova Bert Adrien
3-09 276 d 29896 m 2.3
3) Rraund Valley Elly-ET
3-04 305d‘ 28041 m 3.7
Fat Awards -
1) Braund Valley Jet Krissy
3-02 305 d 27730 m
2) Braund Valley Princes
3-01 305 d 27311 m
3) Braund Valley Elly-ET
3-04 305 d 28041 m
in Awa
1) Allegen Dixiecrat Barbara
3-06 305 d 31502 m 3 2
7) Braird 'alley Princes
3-01 305 d 27311 m 3.8
3) Snowcrest Bova Bert Adrien
3-09 275 d 29896 m 7 .3
Four-year-olds - 7 entries
Three entries won all of the 4-yr-old awards
Snowcrest Gambler Pearl
4-00 305 d 29571 m 3.3
Pack-Herd Beautician Buka
4-06 305 d 27161 m 3.9
Braund Valley Trifecta Kitty
4-06 299 d 27748 m 3.7
Five-year-olds - A entries
Milk. Fat, and Protein Awards won b;
1) Braund Valley Chief Mark Marcey
5-00 305 d 31589 m 3.5 1114 f
2) Snowcreat Camaro Polly
5-00 ' 305 d 27316 m 3.7
3) Pack-Herd Brainy Secret
5-05 290 d 26803 m 3.5
Six-year-and-over - 7 entries
Milk rewards -
1) Snowcrest Trad. Ernie Loren
8-02 295 d 27230 m 2.4
2) Snowcrest Successor Melon
6-08 305 d 26443 m 2.9
3) Pack-Herd Vagabond Bocee
6-01 304 d 25762 m 3.7
Fat Awards -
1) Pack-Herd Chairman Bongo
6-06 295 d 22196 m 4.3
2) Pack-Herd Vagabond Bocee
6-01 304 d 25762 m 3.7
3) Pack-Herd Blondie Elevation
8-11 305 d 23119 m 3.8
Protein Awi
1) Snowcrest Successor Melon
6-08 305 d 26443 m 2.9
2) Pack-Herd Vagabond Bocee
6-01 304 d 25752 m 3.7
3) Snowcrest Trad. E’-rie Loren
8-02 295 d 27230 m 7.4
* Ryan Calkins had three 4th place entries
Randy Calkins had two 4th place entries
859 f
790 f
11 entries
101 3 f
698 f
1036 f
1 215 f
1 047 f
1036 f
101 3 f
1047 f
698 f
97 2 f
1068 f
1026 f
1005 f
948 f
640 f
763 f
945 f
95 1 f
945 f
873 f
763 f
945 f
640 f
the same three animals
Greta Brauri'i
3 <1 ’C""p
Sco^ - *■ W'll nMi
3.1 756 p
Melissa Wiln'h
3.2 711 p
Daniel lo mi
3.2 9Q1 P
Melissa WilnMi
2 9 88 1 p
Aaron shpplpy
3 1 86 7 p
Aaron Shpplpy
3 1 861 p
Jill Sh p p >
3 3 RO3 p
At rnn Shpp l p\
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Dm ip 1 1 p r pirl i'i
3 2
111 1 '’»«»!•
3 3 803 p
Melissa Wil nUi
7 n 881 p
Scot t WalrV h
3 0 886 p
1 st
David Packard
3 7 874 p
Greta Braund
3.0 81 op
the same thre*» animals
Greta Braund
3.1 977 p
Scott Walrath
3.1 856 p
David Packard
3.1 83dp
Scott Walrath
2.8 776 p
Melissa Vial rath
3.0 805 p
David Packard
3.1 788 p
David Packard
3.2 7 20p
David Packard
3 1 786 p
Amy Packard
3.0 701 p
Melissa Walrath
3 0 805 p
David Packsrd
3 1 786 p
Scott Walrath
2.8 776 p
land in Norway is seeded in pro
ductive forest while. 3 percent of
the land is used for other agricul
tural purposes.
In Denmark, where trees are not
as plentiful, animal agriculture
takes a bigger share of the eco
nomy utilizing 62 percent of the
land. The most important com
modities in Denmark being
cheese, milk, eggs and meat
Meeting Set
(Schuylkill Co.) The Agribusi
ness Forum ’95 on Tuesday,
February 7, 1995 from 8:30 a.m.
to 3 p.m. at Pine View Acres,
Pottsville, is co-sponsored by
Schuylkill County Cooperative
Extension and the Schuylkill
Chamber of Commerce. The form
will address financial issues that
are of interest to individuals in
volved in agriculture.
Speakers and topics to be ad
dressed at the meeting are
“Methods of Collecting Outstand
ing Debts,” James Ferrier, district
magistrate; “Handling Bankrupt
py,” Karen Connelly, attorney at
law; “Financial Warning Signals
to Individuals Selling Agriculture
Products,” Gary Klinger, account
ant with Pennsylvania Farm Bur
eau; “Financial Management,”
Fred Davis. Penn State Multi-
County Extension Agent; “Farm
Management,” Duane Stevenson,
Penn State Multi-County Exten
sion Agent
Luncheon guest speaker will be
United States Representative Tim
Holden, who serves on the House
of Representative Agricultural
A registration fee of $12.50 is
required by January 31. For addi
tional information, contact George
P. Perry, Jr., Extension Agent/
Horticulture, Schuylkill County
Extension office, 199 University
Drive, Schuylkill Haven. PA
17972-2201. (717)385-3431.